Blink camera is one of the trending security cameras to Smart Home owner. Can you show Blink camera on TV? With 2-way audio, Blink XT2 lets you be there from anywhere. Open up a 2-way conversation using your smartphone. Its night vision and motion detection help you keep an eye on your home 24/7. You can view live streams, motion clips, or arm and disarm your system through selected Alexa-enabled devices. Even you can keep hundreds of clips stored up to a year with no monthly fees or service contract required. How to show Blink camera on TV?
Blink XT2 camera specifications
- Motion-activated instant-on recording : Yes
- Works with Alexa : Yes
- Image resolution : 1080p
- Infrared night vision : Yes
- Live streaming HD audio and video with push alerts : Yes
- IP65-rated/weather resistant: Yes
- Free cloud storage: Yes
- 2-year battery life (AA) : Yes
- 2-way audio : Yes
- Placement : Indoor/Outdoor
- Temperature monitoring : Yes
How to show Blink camera on TV?
For this you need an Amazon Alexa enable device. Our example is with Amazon Fire TV stick. Setting up is so easy. It works both android and iOS TV
Step 1 – Download Amazon Alexa app
Download Amazon Alexa app from Google Play Store or App Store in you mobile.
Step 2 – Sign to Alexa account
After installation, open the app that will prompt you to sign in Amazon account or login if you are already an account holder. It is the same account that you use for amazon alexa enabled devices. In our case it is ‘Amazon Fire TV stick account user name and password.
Step 3 – Go to Skills & Games
From top ‘Menu’ at the left hand corner, go to ‘Skills & Games’.
Step 4 – Blink SmartHome installation
On that screen, type ‘Blink SmartHome skill’ in search bar. Install the ‘Blink SmartHome’ and click on ‘Enable to Use’. It will prompt you to log in to your Blink account. You can also create account here, if still you did not created. Please note, you also need to give 4 digit ‘Security Pin’ to disarm your device for controlling via voice command. And wait until the screen says ‘Blink SmartHome’ has been successfully linked’
Step 5 – Discover devices and linked with Blink cameras
Now press the cross on top corner and you will find a new screen ‘Discover Devices’. Click on ‘Discover devices’ on the bottom. It will automatically locate to all of your installed Blink cameras that you install with the app. All installed cameras and devices list will appear on screen. You need to make sure all of your Blink Cameras appear on this list. You give them unique names and remember the names to work properly. In our case, they are Front Door, Indoor and Garden’. The name is important, as when we say ‘Alexa, show me my Front Door camera’, it will know which camera to select. You can also rename the camera name if you want.
Step 6 – Connect Amazon Fire TV stick with your smart TV
Plug in your Amazon Fire TV stick with your TV. Log in with the same user name and password that used in Step 2 to sign in Amazon Alexa app. If you want to control the video feed without Fire TV stick remote, you can use Amazon Echo Dot. This Amazon Echo Dot needs to be paired up with Amazon Fire TV stick.
Step 7 – Open Amazon Alexa app
Open up your Amazon alexa app from your mobile. Then go to ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘TV & Video’. From there tap ‘Fire TV’ and click ‘Manage devices’. Choose ‘Amazon Fire TV Stick’ to link with Amazon Alexa. You will now be paired up with Echo Dot.
Step 8 – View camera live feed
Now you are ready to show Blink camera live feed on your smart TV.
Alexa commands are
‘Alexa, show me my Front Door camera’
‘Alexa, show me my Garden camera’
‘Alexa, show me my Indoor camera’
‘Alexa, please Blink to disarm’
‘Alexa, ask Blink to get my status’
Alexa, ask Blink when was the last motion clip’
Alexa, ask Blink how many motion clips do I have’